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Amtrak Amfleets, Viewliners and Other Single Level Cars

Modern passenger railroading reaches a whole new level

Amfleet I: During its beginnings, Amtrak inherited its passenger cars from other railroads. Old, steam heated and in dire need of upgrades, Amtrak set out to replace these cars in 1973 with the purchase of the first Amfleet cars from Budd. This initial batch of 492 cars were the Amfleet I - with a door and vestibule on either end (unlike their single-doored successor), these cars fell into a few different varieties but essentially broke down into coach and dinette variants. Despite the introduction of their newer cousins, Amfleet I's are still in use by Amtrak, primarily for shorter distance routes.

 
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Amfleet II: Introduced in 1981, the Amfleet II (sometimes affectionately called “Amtube” by enthusiasts due to its distinct, rounded form) was introduced right in the middle of the EMD F40PH’s life cycle in Amtrak service. Boasting larger windows and more comfortable seating conditions, the Amfleet II was designed for longer distance travel than its predecessor, the Amfleet I, while still retaining the versatility that its single-level height could provide over its taller, double-decker Superliner brethren.

 
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Viewliner I Sleeper: The Viewliner sleeper came into service around the same time as the Amfleet II, providing sleeping accommodations for Amtrak’s trains on such routes as the Lake Shore, Cardinal, Silver Star, and others. Together, the Amfleet II and Viewliner car series provide necessary overnight train service from Chicago, to New York, and even down to Florida and New Orleans.


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Viewliner II Baggage: The Viewliner® II is scheduled to be Amtrak’s newest addition to its fleet of single-level rolling stock, with planned rollouts of Baggage cars, diners, and Sleeping cars all expected to enter standard service through the next few years. Right now Amtrak is operating 55 Baggage cars in this new style, wearing a special “Phase III heritage” paint scheme that combines the classic red-white-and-blue stripes with Amtrak’s new modern logo and the phrase “Amtrak America”. While the Viewliner and Amfleet® single-level cars are typically designed for use throughout the Eastern United States on long distance trains, the new Viewliner II Baggage cars are also used on Superliner trains, making them extremely versatile and a great addition to a model railroader’s N scale Amtrak fleet!

 
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Item # Description MSRP
106-3512 N Amtrak Baggage Car phase I 2-car Set #1075 & 1076 $50.00
106-6291 N Amfleet Phase III 2-Car Set A
    Includes:
  • Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase III #25023
  •  1 x Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase III #25056
$55.00
106-6292 N Amfleet Phase III 2-Car Set B
    Includes:
  • Amfleet II Coach-Café Amtrak Phase III #28015
  • Baggage Car Amtrak Phase III #1221
$55.00
106-8001 N ACS-64 and Amfleet I Phase VI 5-Unit Bookcase Set $250.00
106-8002 N Amfleet I Coach Phase VI 2-Car Set A $55.00
106-8003 N Amfleet I Coach & Cafe Phase VI 2-Car Set B $55.00
106-8011 N Amfleet I Phase I 4-Car Bookcase Set $125.00
106-8012 N Amfleet I Coach Phase I 2-Car Set A $55.00
106-8013 N Amfleet I Coach & Cafe Phase I 2-Car Set B $55.00
106-6285
N GE P42, Amfleet, Viewliner Intercity Express Phase VI 4-Car "Starter Series" Set
    Includes:
  • GE P42 'Genesis' Amtrak Phase Vb (Modern Paint Version) #150
  • Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase VI #25035
  • Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase VI #25101
  • Viewliner Sleeper Amtrak Phase VI #62004
  • Hangar style case, easy to pick up for beginner modelers looking to begin modeling Amtrak's single level trains.
$170.00
106-6286
N Amfleet, Viewliner Intercity Express Phase VI 3-Car Set
    Includes:
  • Amfleet II Coach Amtrak Phase VI #25079
  • Amfleet II Coach-Café Amtrak Phase VI #28004
  • Viewliner Sleeper Amtrak Phase VI #62025
  • 7 slot bookcase that can be used to hold both a 3-Car Set and 4-Car "Starter Series" set, or other combinations of individual car or locomotive releases
$100.00
156-0951 N Amtrak Amfleet II Coach Phase VI #25024 $30.00
156-0952 N Amtrak Viewliner I Sleeper Phase VI #62049 $30.00
156-0953 N Amtrak Heritage Baggage Car Phase VI #1221 $30.00

156-0955
N Amtrak Viewliner II Baggage Phase III Heritage #61006 $35.00

156-0956
N Amtrak Viewliner II Baggage Phase III Heritage #61058 $35.00
* Prices are estimated and subject to change upon release
Officially licensed by Amtrak
Amtrak, Amfleet and viewliner are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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